Argonne Family Letter from the Principal, 2/22/21
Mon, Feb 22 12:46pm

Dear Argonne Families,

On Tuesday, we celebrated our Argonne honorees at the SFUSD’s African American Honor Roll. It was a wonderful celebration with over 600 other SFUSD community members! We are so proud of our following Argonne scholars who were honored: Jordan Collins, Miles Middleton, and Daeonni Spears!! 

It’s hard to believe that we are wrapping up February! There is a lot going on with report cards, conferences, and school planning! You should have received our School Planning Community Survey from the School Site Council on Thursday. Please take 5-10 minutes to give your input to our school planning in this survey.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to read through all of the following announcements.

In Community, 

Ms. Catingub


Important Reminders:

  • Reopening Town Hall in Cantonese: Argonne will be hosting a Reopening Town Hall on Wednesday, February 24 from 6:00-7:30pm. The meeting will be conducted in Cantonese to support our Chinese-speaking families. This will be a listening session to hear your concerns and I will answer as many questions as I can. See the Zoom link below. 

  • 學校重開 廣東話座談會- Argonne將於2月24日(星期三)下午6:00-7:30舉辦學校重開座談會。 會議將以廣東話進行,以支持我們說中文的家庭。 這將是一次聆聽會議,以聽取您的顧慮,我將盡可能回答所有問題。 請參閱下面的Zoom鏈接。

  • Return Safely Together Updates: Argonne is a Wave 3 school in Phase 2A of the reopening plan. At this time, there is not a definitive date of return for any school in Phase 2A. 

Here are a few updates of reopening specific to Argonne and current events related to the preparation process:

  • These slides show the current proposed plan by the District. There will be a vote at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, February 23 at 3:00 to ratify the plan. 

  • As Argonne begins the preparation of our site for the possibility of reopening, our staff will be preparing their classrooms during the workday. This means that on certain days over the next several weeks there will be more asynchronous assignments provided to students. When these dates are confirmed, they will be shared with families. Teachers will also communicate to their families and students of any adjusted schedules

  • Walking circulation arrows and personal space decals and signage have been placed throughout Argonne hallways and stairwells.

  • Six SFUSD elementary school sites have completed public health inspections and applications to open for in-person learning. Get a glimpse of what you’ll see at school sites in this TK-2 Instructional Space Virtual Walkthrough

  • Parent Teacher Conferences and Report Cards: This trimester conferences may be scheduled over a two week period: March 8-12 and March 15-19. Your child’s teacher will reach out to you to schedule a conference. Report cards will be shared at your child’s conference and available in ParentVUE the week of March 8th. 

  • ****English Language Learners (ELL) Update****: If your child is an English Language Learner (ELL), they will be participating in the ELPAC, which is an annual standardized assessment. The 4th-5th graders will be testing the week of March 8-12th. The assessment will be conducted virtually by Ms. Jenna. Please go to Documents in your ParentVue to find more information on the ELPAC assessment for your child. Please make every effort possible that your child will be present and with a working device and internet to complete this assessment. Email me or Ms. Jenna ( with any questions. 

  • CASP’s Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration: Please join us in celebrating the Lunar New Year with the Argonne Chinese After School Program (CASP) on Friday, February 26th, 5:30-6:30pm, via Zoom. The virtual celebration is sure to add festivities and good fortune to your home in 2021! Looking forward to seeing how our CASP students pay tribute to the Lunar New Year! RSVP for the virtual Lunar New Year Celebration here. 

  • February Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Focus: February has been a month focused on Empathy. All students received an in-class lesson with Ms. Wang, our School Social Worker, as well as weekly posts on Wellness Wednesdays connected to the month’s theme. I hope you’ve all had the opportunity to discuss with your children the importance of practicing empathy and what they’ve learned around about it these lessons. Please take some time to explore Ms. Wang’s February Empathy Bitmoji classroom! Next month in March, our SEL focus is Anti-Bullying

Upcoming Dates:

  • February 24, 6:00-7:30pm: Reopening Town Hall for our Chinese-speaking families. Zoom Information: Meeting ID: 879 9293 1617, Passcode: 852460 

  • February 26, 5:30-6:30pm, Lunar New Year with the Argonne Chinese After School Program (CASP) RSVP here

  • March 6, time and Zoom information will be announced soon, School Site Council SFUSD School Planning Summit

  • March 9, 5:00-6:30pm, School Planning Community Meeting #2

  • March 8-12 AND March 15-19: Trimester 2 Parent Teacher Conferences